NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is one of 204 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare NCR Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

Risk & Volatility

NCR Corporation has a beta of 1.83, suggesting that its stock price is 83% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NCR Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.13, suggesting that their average stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

87.8% of NCR Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.0% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of NCR Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.8% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares NCR Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NCR Corporation 5.11% 84.72% 7.25%
NCR Corporation Competitors -19.59% -427.31% -3.76%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for NCR Corporation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NCR Corporation 0 2 6 0 2.75
NCR Corporation Competitors 731 4785 7656 175 2.55

NCR Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $47.57, suggesting a potential upside of 54.25%. As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential upside of 2.81%. Given NCR Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe NCR Corporation is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares NCR Corporation and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
NCR Corporation $6.54 billion $270.00 million 18.69
NCR Corporation Competitors $3.02 billion $307.47 million 246.42

NCR Corporation has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. NCR Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

NCR Corporation beats its rivals on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

NCR Corporation Company Profile

NCR Corporation is a provider of Omni-channel technology solutions that enable businesses connect, interact and transact with their customers. The Company operates through three segments: Software, Services and Hardware. It sells a portfolio of hardware, software and services that combine to provide businesses with solutions. Its portfolio of self-service and assisted-service solutions are designed to allow businesses in the financial services, retail, hospitality, travel and telecommunications and technology industries to deliver an experience to consumers across physical and digital commerce channels. Its offerings include automated teller machines, point of sale terminals and devices, self-service kiosks, Omni-channel platform software and other software applications, and a suite of consulting, implementation, maintenance and managed services. It provides solutions for a range of industries, such as financial services, hospitality, travel and telecommunications, and technology.

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